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Emma Jean Anderson Chambliss

July 9, 1948 — November 5, 2022

Emma Jean Anderson Chambliss


Born July 9th, 1948, in Catron, Missouri


Emma was the only child born to Chester Anderson and Maxine Robinson. As a child, Emma was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Emma Foster. Emma is also preceded in death by her sister, Esteena Anderson; brother, Larry McCoy.

Emma went to Howardville High School and became popular as well as becoming a cheerleader. After graduating, she went to college for a short time before moving to Cleveland, Ohio. There at the age of 21 she met and married Charles Everette Chambliss. In the year of 1969 Charles and Emma had a son, Charles Everette Chambliss II. Now know as Eriq Chambliss II.

Emma worked as a Greyhound Bus Clerk before she was offered a job working for Missouri Pacific Railroad in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Eight year later her job moved her to Los Angeles, California where she transitioned to Southern Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad. From Missouri to California to Nebraska and then finally resting in Tennessee.


Here she worked intensely at Corner Stone of Recovery as a volunteer and became a household name. Emma loved her church as well as her church family. However, she loved being called by these names, Emmy, Sista, Grandmother, Nanna, Mom, and most of all Ma.


She is survived by her only child, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and god child, Eriq (Tunesha) of TX; 6 siblings, Marilyn (Micheal) Love of IN, Ramona Randolph of MO, Christa “Hope” (Darryl) Hill of VA, Arlene (Demont) Banks of AL, Darlene Carter of TN, and Veronica Taylor of IN; 5 grandchildren, Javote Chambliss, Tyra Lostritto, Miranda Chambliss, Karisha Johnson, and Jacob Mazur; 4 great-grandchildren, Aliana Lostritto, Easton and Mason Lostritto (Twins), and Josiah Johnson; godchild, Abel Warner.


The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Saturday, November 12, 2022, at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home with the Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 PM.


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Visitation

Saturday, November 12, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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